needs moar usage
|3 weeks 5 days ago||He definitely does.||
However, that leave something of a void at X. I feel like the next best R is way better than the next best X. Draft logic, if you will.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Yes,||
I'm trying to purposefully limit. I like the idea of adding informative blurbs. This way the book they enjoy while learning letters at 2 can be the book they enjoy learning to read words at age 4.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I enjoyed your work.||
I'll be sharing it with the kids today.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks||
The links are especially helpful.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Love the idea||
That may be where this goes once I get the basics in place. And after having read many a tortured rhyme scheme, I think I might be able to do at least as well as some published "authors." Especially if I plagiarize from you (just kidding, I'd link to it /notplagiarism).
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Got it.||
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Not super familiar with some of the guidelines of Crossfit.||
What sort of timeframe is this in? This seems like a really high number of reps to be hititng consecutively in an explosive exercise. Are these from the floor or the hang?
|11 weeks 3 hours ago||Over/Under possibilities||
Byrd 3pt. attempts - 9 1/2
Byrd made 3s - 3 1/2
Average distance behind 3pt. line for Byrd 3s - 3 ft.
Stauskas minutes - 12
Burke points - 19
Burke assists - 8
McGary assists to GRIII - 2 1/2
GRIII dunks - 2 1/2
Morgan points - 5
Akunne points - 1
Floor slaps - 1/2
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Beautiful area,||
Fauquier County. Lovely horse farms, rolling hills, a few palatial estates - and one of the best geographical names this side of Djibouti.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Keep up the||
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Older by the day perspective:||
I miss a lot of the jokes; if I have a moment, I hit up the googles or click through a link to see to what the allusion is. Allusion probably my favorite literary device; done well, enhanced meaning per word skyrockets.
I'm getting older, though. Not older as in "I used to be a freshman but now I'm a junior", older as in "there's a new funny movie coming out about a kid turning 21 that there is no way in hell I'm going to see because my wife won't want to watch it with me and I don't have even close to enough discretionary alone time to miss watching important sports for a college kid movie". So there will be a lot of jokes in that movie that are funny, and there will be allusions to them, probably even on the front page, and I will miss the allusions. Such is life.
Long story somewhat shorter, I'm OK with missing a few inside jokes. I won't be missing any front page content because of it.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Definitely get it repaired.||
And do the best job rehabbing that you humanly can. I got one repaired in high school and the other one repaired in college in '02. I did a much better job rehabbing the second, and I can still tell the difference with ease today.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Well written||
This encapsulates all that keeps us coming back. I accidentally scared my young children who were adorably reading on the couch when Roundtree did what he did. They recovered sufficiently to help me sing a few minutes later.
|30 weeks 1 hour ago||What is an andric score?||
I looked it up and came up empty. I'd hate to go through the rest of my life with the feeling that I'm missing something.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Today I finally||
get to host some casual football fans for some football and not reveal the depths of my insanity/commitment to the cause.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Slightly disagree||
I earned pity and an evening of awkwardness as I used "not like this" to attempt to explain my feelings about the "McGloin for Heisman" Penn State game two years ago. I think I used it better. I wasn't at the game, and so my experience was vastly different from yours, but as I saw it, it didn't really matter how many times we ran Vincent Smith - Alabama was that much better. A different/better scheme may or may not have netted some more points on offense, keeping the contest closer for longer. The lack of depth and overwhelming talent on the Michigan defense meant that when Alabama wanted to score, Alabama was going to score.
|39 weeks 14 hours ago||Oooh, scheduling idea!||
They should do a home and home to see whether they could possibly turn that equality into a decdided inequality!
/yeh, past results are not a guarantee of future success, etc.
|41 weeks 1 day ago||OP, if you're still collecting||
regional sites, I'll throw in Oneonta/Cooperstown region of upstate NY; I'd be happy to head.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||Yep.||
About two weeks ago, in upstate NY.
|46 weeks 2 days ago||True story||
My wife is from upstate NY, near Cooperstown, where we now live. Early in our relationship it became clear to me that there is very little college football knowledge in this neck of the woods, as she had to be constantly reminded about the difference between certain public institutions and other public institutions with very similar names. She is not alone in this. I have had family members (by marriage) and students ask "which one do you like again, Michigan or Michigan State?" multiple times. They don't get that there's kind of a difference, but it's not entirely their fault; there isn't much going on by way of college football in these parts now that Syracuse is consistently terrible.
All of which is a complicated way of saying my wife has referred to the Buckeyes as "Ohio" consistently for about 9 years. I tried to correct her for a while, and almost succeeded just in time to say, 'never mind, sweetie, apparently your way is better'.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||yes||
especially if it's a carrot and not a senior number switcharoo.
|49 weeks 5 hours ago||Off-topic, but I'm grading English exams.||
Thanks for correctly using a gerund. My faith in the American education system has been restored by one unit.
|1 year 5 days ago||No, but . . .||
they're going to do so much owning that apostrophes will be considered always appropriate. In fact, on the back of Kyle's jersey it will say Kaylis'''''''''.
|1 year 5 days ago||I'm saying its rock-solid guarantee.||
Not sure if you knew, but Dorsey backwards is "yes rod". So, yeah.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||The hair pull||
shouldn't be too painful. The hair isn't pulled out by the roots, but rather severs part way up the hair. In this case it should feel about the same as getting a haircut, right?
|1 year 4 weeks ago||If I'm not mistaken,||
Aaron Craft actually went to Liberty-Benton, even though announcers say he's from Findlay.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||How about this?||
I'm not an ump; however my reactions were a) I don't think he went, and b) it was close enough that I don't think that's a call the home plate ump should be making.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Yeah, Findlay!||
Now no longer famous just for Ben Roethlisberger and Domino's little bits of parmesan crusted dippable breadsticks!
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Your logic and sentiment are both||
strong; I really really really hope that you are correct. It would be like watching video games.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||I wasn't gonna,||
but since others are I probably should.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||I guessed wrong||
I thought the three piles would be maize, blue, and grey. That's what works best for me.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||This is pleasing news.||
It is well worth the slew of puns.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||I wonder . . .||
if I tanned like him, would I look jacked like him?
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Thanks||
for the great breakdowns.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Thanks again||
for the great breakdowns.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Maybe not.||
While I pick no bones with your dislike of the terms, by saying that terms such as this are creeping in you seem to be overlooking secondaries (and sometimes entire teams) dubbed "tire fires", institutions of higher learning that are "smoking craters" and similar descriptions. I won't try to tell you you shouldn't feel how you do, but I think that sometimes thinking of insults literally is just dumb (intentionally used to show how commonly we use insults that are insensitive to a degree, and yet they allow us to communicate with greater ease and sometimes increased expressiveness).
|1 year 12 weeks ago||That's||
|1 year 12 weeks ago||In some non-Michigan surveys,||
- 74% of Yankee fans like Babe Ruth, with 9% thinking he was still a Sawx apologist and17% undecided about his overall level of positive contribution to the franchise.
- 48% of USA Hockey fans believe that the 1980 Olympic squad did a good job, with 32% responding "barely adequate", 11% at undecided, and 9% at "the margin of victory over the Ruskies was narrow enough as to be borderline traitorous".
- 76% of the Earth's inhabitants are satisfied with the job the sun is doing. 14% have heard that some other suns in the Universe are doing a much better job of recruiting the top planets, and 10% of those responding were reserving judgement; they want to see how things go for the next 500 million years before jumping to a conclusion.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Mr. Dickman told us||
it was, in his opinion, the most important single event in Western history.
Incidentally, Mr. Dickman also tried to convince us that his last name meant "warrior of the forest" or some such thing in German. He was wrong about the name thing.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Thanks.||
As a very casual hockey fan, I greatly appreciate the insight and breakdowns.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Helpful grammar advice||
that will only make it sound weirder.
"Which team's winning" is the solution. In this case winning is a gerund, so it should be owned by the team.
/the more you know
/my dad made me learn too much grammar
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Apologies for a bad pun,||
but with "boarderline" all I can think of is preppies protesting something. Don't cross the boarderline!!!
|1 year 14 weeks ago||"Dukes's" would||
also be acceptable.
/Grammar Union of National Socialists
|1 year 15 weeks ago||As the commentators briefly mentioned,||
this would've been the perfect time to have instant replay. Or just, you know, a polaroid camera. Or a courtroom sketch artist.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Hooray||
for a Freak the Mighty reference! You have my approval, and doubtless the approval of all of the other middle school English teachers on the board.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Look, I don't write the rules.||
Some years token consideration turns out to be enough. What can I say? I guess every team needs to take stock of its decision not to join the SEC when it had a chance, and just live with the consequences.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||True.||
One of the reasons I don't like the one they picked is that they already had a shot at beating the concensus number one. It seems that a prevailing sentiment in favor of the current layout is that "every week" matters; 'Bama's loss at home against LSU didn't matter in the end. Oklahoma State's did.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||It is important||
for SEC teams not to lose more than one game in the regular season. If an SEC team does lose more than one game, they will only be given token consideration for inclusion in the Championship game.
Other major conference teams should not lose at all if they wish to be considered.
Mid-major conference teams must lose negative one games in order to be considered.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Boycotting||
and in so doing earning some points with my wife. Win win.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Picking a rooting interest||
I had a hard time with this one; whereas it is always enjoyable to see ND lose, if they win it boosts not only our strength of schedule this year but also elevates ND's likely position in the polls next year when we play them. Additionally, an Irish win will help fuel some hilarious posts from our favorite ND blogger and have their fanbase in general reveling in the 'return to glory', all for our better enjoyment next September.
So . . . go Irish?
|1 year 24 weeks ago||I hope||
the assistants of every program are in charge of ballet, leaving time for the head coaches to fill out the ballots.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Why cringe?||
Facilitating offensive rebounding is just another way of feeding the post!
|1 year 27 weeks ago||I'm relatively certain||
that S.Car won't play Va. Tech in the ACC Championship game, since they're in the SEC.
Other than that, I like your optimism. I'm not sold, however, that we'll get thrown in the mix for the sheer good story-ness of it. I haven't run the math (and I'm in the middle of grading, so I won't), but it seems that things get crowded when, along with the conference champs you have Bama, potentially an Arkansas team with losses only to LSU and Bama, one-loss Stanford, and highly ranked Big12 teams such as the OK/OK State loser.
I guess we'll wait and see.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||And Nickelback is on stage,||
and I'm in the front row, and I'm hammered drunk!
|1 year 27 weeks ago||I dispute UMass||
as a "destroyed". Any game in which an onside kick must be recovered in the 4th quarter in order to restore a more normal pulse rate is competitive, I would argue.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Still some game left,||
brah. Ain't no quit in the Toledo Torpedoes (it would've been the better mascot, if only for rhyming purposes).
|1 year 28 weeks ago||In all sincerity,||
I like what you did with your final (parenthetical) paragraph. As Captain Obvious, the Captain of the Obvious, I personally relish the opportunity to make a point and subsequently explain the point that I have made despite the fact that it should be as blitheringly obvious as Koger running free down the seam. By pointing out the obvious thing that you did in exacting detail you furthered my mission of making sure that all things are obvious. This is my mission largely because I am Captain of the Obvious, hence my title - Captain Obvious. Often meaning is misconstrued or outright missed due to lack of transparency, which in this case I am using to mean "obviousness"; obviously I don't mean that people miss the meaning because the words are transparent in the sense that one sees right through them. A further and more full explanation of one's precise meaning not only furthers the cause of the Obvious Brigade (a Brigade of concerned citizens working to make sure that all is obvious), but it diminishes the likelihood that feelings will get injured, resulting in regrettable response threads, resulting in a derailed thread that went off the tracks because one person missed something obvious.
Captain Obvious (me)
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Yeah,||
if I didn't know better I'd think he was a white kid. Next we'll be hearing that he's like another coach on the floor.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Theirs a||
good chance of reign. Or rein. I can never remember witch.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Except||
for the part where somebody valued what you wrote.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||If you have an in with the guy who decides||
which people get struck by lightning each year, maybe give some guidance.
I would never wish for somebody to get hit by lightning, but if somebody on the planet is going to this year, maybe it could be . . . or if, you know 20 people are going to get hit. . .
|1 year 31 weeks ago||That's right||
Ice . . . Man. I am dangerous.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||For the old grumpies everywhere,||
I present the result of a quick Google search:
/especially this week, we should spell things correctly
|1 year 32 weeks ago||I didn't see anyone else there,||
so Ace must've been talking to him.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||If it's true||
that they are back because the players love them, I'm on board. I like the idea that it's an internal thing, giving the players more ownership.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Which is worst?||
Saying it that way for brevity's sake, saying that way to inflame, or saying it that way out of ignorance? Many folks here in upstate NY have no idea that there is a difference between Ohio and Ohio State. My wife referred to "Ohio" for the first year or so we knew each other. This obliviousness to the difference might be the worst insult.
Sadly, many folks here also have to be informed that there's a difference between Michigan and Michigan State.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||I see the point you're making||
but I would submit that due to our current lack of a threatening, consistent passing game it could be argued that the offense has taken a step back.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Passing accuracy||
While I agree that this is an area of some concern, it will help for Koger to CATCH THE BALL PLEASE. We really can't afford to be marginally accurate and dropsical, as this can erode the faith of each position in the other.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Dominant.||
For those who care.
(this message brought to you by stodgy old people everywhere)
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Good stuff.||
The ACC app was enjoyable too; however, since the folks in that region aren't as dominant at anything (including being skull-thumpingly dense), it's a little harder to write funny sarcasm about them.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Go, conference, go!||
I'm on board with Brady; the more the conference wins, the better for us as a member of the conference. Wins over conference opponents are more glorious and losses more understandable if our conference opponents do well in their other games. This is not to say that part of me won't be happy if the Spartans drop a road game . . .
|1 year 35 weeks ago||I'll second the "meh"||
without having checked the author. "not lacking . . . neither . . . nor" and another awkward double negative of dubious intent coupled with a seeming lack of creativity (Notre Lame, making fun of Lou) put me in skim mode, too.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||rapport||
in case you'd like to know.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||I'm only wantin' a 4 piece nugget.||
Trying to watch the figure.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||The starting QB||
was controlled by neither RR nor Hoke in year one. One could make a compelling argument that > .
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Good ratings to praise and to bait.||
I saw Herbie today, when asked what number ND was a lock to win, say 5. It was tremendous.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Easy on the Spiders, please.||
Not too long ago they were National Champs, knocking off Appy State (ytas) on the way and winning a tough road game in Montana. Incidentally, they accomplished this the year after Tim Hightower matriculated to the NFL.
They are regularly competitive with UVA, so there's really not much reason to think that Duke will annihilate them.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||If my recollections are accurate||
these tend to get lamer as Opening Day gets nearer. I would certainly expect that to be the case this year given the relative paucity of open-handed gestures to the media and fans.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||A good way to do this||
while "playing a game" is to involve 10 - 12 folks in a big game of Rock, Paper, Scissors. Drink every time you lose, everybody loses every time, and since everybody loses and drinks, everybody WINS!!
I kind of invented it, so if you profit from marketing this idea, shoot me a couple of mgoshirts or something.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||You don't happen to be from||
Upstate NY, do you? Just curious; I've noticed a tendency to use "on" when another preposition (of, about, to mention a couple) would be more appropriate up in these woods.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Desmond wearing Adidas?||
On field turf?
|1 year 40 weeks ago||It's an interesting idea,||
but I feel like it's at least a year premature. I think playing a lax game prior to the spring game is a great way to spur interest in the newly varsity program, but I believe that scheduling a legitimately good squad who happens to be a bitter rival (or a bitter rival who happens to be a legitimately good squad) is asking for a deflating preview to the spring game.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||So he's thinking of going||
to Texas to play in the Big East, or going to Texas to play in the SEC, or going to Oklahoma to play in the Newer, Bigger, Big 8, or playing for Michigan in the best 12 team conference in the land. The more things change the more they get really weird.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||You are quite correct: Talk||
You are quite correct:
Talk of actual games wins.
But, in the meantime . . .
|1 year 40 weeks ago||So far, so good.||
Brian recalls his
"Glad I didn't swing!"
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Yes, but||
if your memory works like my memory, you might recall that last year even after our conference finish had been determined our bowl site had not been determined. I believe that there was ambiguity about location and opponent.
Additionally, after the bowls I believe that I recall wishing that we had played any of our other possible opponents in any other possible location.
Because that might have made a difference.
But most likely not.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||I agree with your hesitation,||
and it reminded me of this. I like the idea of helping folks feel good about themselves, and I like the idea of competition being real and valid (as in, to win something you must in some way prevail over another). I'm not sure these two things mix well.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Phrasing!!||
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Uh . . .||
2:50 - 3:05.
The platforms are in the floor, and the racks have adjustable support arms. You can clean from the floor or go off of the support arms to clean from the hang. The arms are great for weighted step-ups, too.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||I'd just as soon not||
have both corners in on the same tackle.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Every single one.||
As I think through the D, I would love to see them each make a step such that offenses can't gameplan to focus on one dude and win one on ones across the rest of the board. For RVB and Roh and Big Will to step up will make life easier for Martin, the LBs, the DBs and so on. It's been so long since 3rd and long meant our DEs would be meeting 9 yards deep in the backfield, and I'm hoping that becomes the case again soon.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||If I follow||
you don't like Jarrod Wilson, because he's an Ohioan. Additionally, you have no sympathy for Ricky Powers, because he resides there. Can I escape your disdain due to documentable non-residence in Ohio for over a decade?
I don't know if you were all stupid, but you certainly seem to be now.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||I really||
enjoyed that they got Liotta to play a role. Costner at the end was also neat, but it was less surprising and thus less funny.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||I just found out that my eyeballs||
can vomit. lol maybez they cant take the weigh you rite ur jokes lol or the speling and such-like that accompanies them. HALOL!
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Congratulations.||
I assume you're registered with Beveled Guilt?
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Fantastic||
well-reasoned and well-written.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||From what I understand||
MAD private schools lead the way. Boys Latin and St. Paul's have middies who aren't on the first line getting D1 scholarships. I believe that some competitive advantage is to be had by being able to be out on the field 3 weeks earlier than the Upstate NY folks every year. I know VA plays some fall ball, and they and all of the folks to the south that play in the fall surely reap the benefits of extra time on the fields that the NYers don't get.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Tshirts should be a-comin' soon:||
Querne los jerseys
My Ohio brethren displayed a penchant for setting fire to their previously cherished jerseys when LeBron left. Can we expect them to do differently this time around?
|1 year 49 weeks ago||At some point will||
the enemy of their enemy become their friend? I'm getting the feeling that many have turned on Pryor - will they at some point embrace those who further his personal ignominy if it is done without besmriching the program?
|1 year 50 weeks ago||I read you!||
|1 year 50 weeks ago||I, for one, believe that he would.||
His success on the field seems to be more a product of raw athleticism than meticulously practiced repetitions at a particular skill. If they needed some wins to keep them from whatever our 2008 would look like for them, I'm guessing he'd get a long look.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||I am now fully aware of how marginal a HS football player I was||
because I played football for Findlay and nobody ever offered me improper anything. I did get a letter of interest from Western despite blowing my knee out early my junior year and skipping my senior year to stay healthy for wrestling.
Then again, Roethlisberger played for Findlay and Ohio State didn't offer him; as to Hector B. Tressel's QB luck, one bit of misfortune he ran up against was head coach Cliff Hite keeping Roethlisberger at wideout so that his own son could take snaps. By the time Big Ben was hitting his stride, the major programs had other plans.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||My dad helped me out||
by saying I couldn't get a tattoo until I was 21. So I avoided the now cliche tats that seemed totally sweet and cutting edge back in '98. And I got branded instead (he never said I couldn't do that). Just as permanent, if not moreso, but way more individualistic for a Caucasian like me.
Thanks, Dad. I owe you one.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||He said he's only speculating.||
Maybe there will be a double post by me, and he'll look silly. (as will I)
|1 year 50 weeks ago||He said he's only speculating.||
Maybe there won't be three boxes with red x's in them. But if there are, he'll look like a genius of a prognosticator.
|2 years 6 days ago||Amen to 4, 6, and 8 especially||
Nicely done, Six Zero. Working in education and coaching I have the "pleasure" of working with many who have been sold short by parents unwilling to parent. They unfortunately have a hard time believing that anybody will ever actually discipline them, even when somebody says, "don't do that, or I'll . . ."
One of my favorite parenting stories comes from a friend who told his kid, mid-week through a beach vacation, "don't do that, or we'll go home". The kid did it. They went home. The kid will believe him next time.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Do||
quotations showing the opinions of the speakers count? How about boos coming from those still-filled stands?
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Amen, and thanks.||
From the many of us who supported the team under Lloyd, supported the team under Rodriguez, support the team under Hoke, and will support the team under the next regime whether it's in three years or twenty-three years. And from the many of us who can see shades of distinction and nuances (different tints, if you will, Braylon).
Please continue to do thoughtful and occasional battle against the seemingly tireless forces of asshattery who are so giddy that their malevolent wishes seem to have aided in the self-fulfillment of the prophecy of The Downfall of the Tradition-Wrecking Hick. One can only hope that karma manifests itself in their life in some potent form, and soon.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||He isn't team that just got bounced.||
He is fan of team that just got bounced.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||OT - nice avatar!||
Your daughter looks a lot like mine does on autumn Saturdays.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||This comment makes me feel||
like the Germans at Normandy.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||You didn't do||
so badly yourself.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||You didn't do||
so badly yourself.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Whoaa!||
How about a "Good afternoon Derek and Hansel. Thanks for the freak fest last night"?
|2 years 8 weeks ago||The point, Lupus.||
|2 years 8 weeks ago||I agree with you.||
Since there are so many ways to effectively skin a cat, one would be wise to avoid saying things along the lines of "only criminally retarded idiots would run that offense"; coach-speak about "best fit for our personnel" and "gives us the best chance to win" would be vastly preferable.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||I would respectfully disagree.||
As a wrestling coach there are some situations in which I teach thing A instead of thing B just as a matter of personal preference. Either will work, I like A better, I teach A. I bear no ill will toward B, and don't think less of coaches who implement B instead of A.
Sometimes I teach thing A instead of thing C because I think thing C is poor technique. It might be lazy, sloppy, overly old-fashioned, or just situationally ignorant. I think less of coaches who teach thing C.
Background/font discussions, syntax, and the like seem to me like an A/B discussion.
Manbaw v. That girly spreadish crap seems like an A/C discussion. Unless it is merely coachspeak, the supporters of these positions seem to bear some level of animosity at the very least toward the other system and possibly toward coaches who use that system.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||I don't normally brag,||
but Coach Jackson would say that my arrogance compares to yours, execpt that it's faster and has better balance.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Possibly minor detail correction||
IIRC, at least two of the plays that led to Denard spending considerable time off the field came from awkward hits/landings along the sideline, not predictable runs into the teeth of the defense. While I understand how quickly the idea "the D knows it's coming and they want to hurt you and if you run it where they are, they WILL hurst you" can catch on, it's fairly intuitive that injury is more likely when greater speed has been built by both players (open field) and the runner changes out of protect-self mode into it's-safe-now mode (sideline).
Just sayin'. On the whole, yes, I am enthused for the possibility of the many great things Denard can and will do this year.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Beautiful; I'll second the motion||
Glorious spring days
give us hope, yet chill breezes come
from the refs' whistles.
ps - I don't think the officials cost Michigan the game; however, their opinions on the action did nothing to help me preserve my sanity.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Pos-bang me||
despite the fact that I haven't read through, so I'm sure many others have already said . . .
Just over two months ago we emptied our DVRs of the travesty that was Michigan on a national stage getting trounced while an up and coming program put the coup de grace on our speculated-to-soon-be-canned coach. Today we got to watch our up and coming program put the coup de grace on a soon to be canned coach. And we smiled, said soppy things, shouted with joy, and put tears of sheer delight into our beers while Douglass threw it down with two hands.
Time (and wins) truly heal all wounds.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||I feel that Grant might have missed the point.||
It is natural to feel additional dislike for people of whom you are a little jealous. Jalen says in the film that he was jealous of Grant's upbringing, that he wished his own father would even acknowledge him.
As a teen I was not above feeling occasional bitterness and resentment towards others whose advantages I coveted. Were I to hang out with those same people now, I would not harbor the same feelings since I have gained some perspective in the past decade or so. That doesn't change how I felt at the time; it wasn't nice and it wasn't right, but I felt it and it colored who I was and how I acted. I'm sure most of us can identify with what Jalen said in some way, shape, or form even if not for socioeconomic reasons.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Since I could be driving my wife||
to the hospital for the birth of a (currently) meh 3* 2029 slot ninja, I'm laying off of the sauce tonight. But if I were not, I'd be indulging in an Ommegang Abbey Ale 750 "victory cigar". And bless all of you for having an extra beer on my behalf; I'll repay the favor.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||If the team does it enough,||
it'll become a sport here as well as there.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Let's ask them:||
"I would love to compare Coach Alexander to one of the many tremendous running backs I've had the pleasure of coaching. However, his greatness as a coach is so explosive and his ability to spin a negative into a positive is so dazzling that it would be silly to do so. Even if I gave each of the running backs my standard grade of 13 on a scale of 1 to 10, adding those scores together would be too weak a sum against which to make a comparison when you're trying to describe a guy like Bacari. I would keep going if I were as eloquent as he is, but clearly I fall short in that area too. I'll just say it like this: Bacari Alexander is so great that I am unable to describe him despite my powers of comparison and hyperbole."
"Energy mixed with positivity make the most important combo. Coach Jax FTW!! I'll be his wingman any day HALOL!!!!!"
Either way, you've got a winner.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||You're saying that they are to "suck"||
what college basketball recruiting is to "dirt, especially as it applies to sandwiches"?
|2 years 13 weeks ago||One minor nitpick:||
Central Ohio kids should probably follow Marcus Ray and get the hell out of Dodge. I'm shooting from the hip, but I believe he was from the Columbus area, while Woodson was closest to the Toledo region (Northeast of Findlay, Southeast of Toledo, I think).
|2 years 13 weeks ago||According to Coach Jackson||
it is the most tasteful and enormous ring ever to exist in the history of the universe. If that ring were to run a race against Wheatley, Hart, Biakabutuka, and Thomas and there were nasty linebackers all over the track (gauntlet style), I'm pretty sure we all know who would win.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Absolutely.||
Someone thinks that.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||I just||
Hoke that we can take Al of the gorgeous themes in this thread and Brady them together into one rugged Matt. If we can coordinate that effort, we may no longer be Rich but at least we'll have a wealth of puns.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||This||
that despite some turbulence in the past few years, there is a pervasive if sporadic desire to emphasize the positive. The good writing on the front page, the respectful disagreements on the board, and the insightful research in many diaries are great too; in any discussion with non MGO fans, we stand enlightened, informed, (and better) because of the time we spend here.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||In all seriousness,||
I mean the adjustments the offense made to what defenses were doing.
Often people see the results of the play and make a decision about the ability of the coach or play-caller. For thousands of fans, the run resulting in a touchdown was a "good play call" and "well executed". It's likely that the play didn't exist in that form in the playbook or in the week of preparation; the staff noticed a defensive tactic and adjusted accordingly.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Despite its relatively||
high level of hilarity (to some), we probably shouldn't overlook its equally high level of efficacy. Right, Cam Newton?
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Creativity is nice.||
However, what I really appreciated about the RR offense was the variety of plays that developed in response to the counters of a defense.
- You've seen the zone read, and you have a tackler assigned to the QB? Awesome; we're going to use our tailback as a lead blocker on him, making the dude you have waiting on the other side of the formation a wasted player while we run towards the "everybody accounted for" side of the field.
- You've seen a bubble screen, so now you're sending your safety to attack the receiver? Great, now we'll send the blocker at the safety instead of the corner. Additionally, if your safety gets comfy with that and starts flying past the blocker, we will throw to an embarrassingly open "blocker" in the seam.
- You're aware that our QB is dangerous with his feet, so you want to send another safety into the box at the snap and have your one high safety cover the whole field despite a pre-snap offset allignment? Enjoy watching our "possession receiver" gallop 75 yards on the opening play of the game.
And the many, many better-dissected and analyzed adjustments, as submitted by the brilliant football minds here.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||And then complement that with||
a fake bubble screen that becomes a seam route to an OMG WIDE OPEN slot receiver. You know, like the one we hit against ND and the one Auburn hit against Oregon?
|2 years 17 weeks ago||As long as we're looking at progress from the POV||
of one position, I would suggest that
Threetidan to Forcier to record-setting perfomances by Robinson was progress. And that happened within the last three years.
Additionally, Jones originally verballed during the regime you seem to disdain.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||I distinctly remember thinking this could happen||
like four or five years ago. I'm just saying, if you keep tabs on this particular sitch, it's nothing shocking.
So, let me state what you're implying: it's fun to read Newsweek when you're feeling nostalgic.
/arrogance and a touch of facetiousness delightfully intermingled
|2 years 18 weeks ago||At the risk of exposing my ignorance,||
is there a significance to 9:45?
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Jackson will remain on the staff||
as the hyperbole coordinator.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Shooting from the hip here,||
but it occurs to me that might have been the most recent victory over them in MBB or (obviously) football.
We should introduce a coach at half-time every time we play them at anything!
|2 years 18 weeks ago||I've got one in my backyard.||
Can't post it, though. Oh, wait . . .
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Well||
|2 years 19 weeks ago||A crazy thought||
that just might have some validity popped into my head.
Is it possible that the answer to fighting over-recruiting is under-recruiting? Instead of scrambling toward NSD and handing out offers like Chinese restaurant menus, maybe the new coach keeps what he can, signs any studs he can bring in, and then leaves extra room for next year's class. I know on the surface this seems simplistic and dumb, but bear with me.
The benefit of over-recruiting (aside from reserving yourself your very own special section of hell) is that one gets to try out a few extra players; a coach can sift through some three stars to see who'll stick, and who'd be better served receving a form letter. If we fill the 2011 class with three stars, some will invariably pan out. Others won't. Since we play from the moral high ground, every additional offer we throw is a chance to be saddled with four years of non-production on the roster for that scholarship.
In essence, under-recruiting this year allows us to over-recruit next year in a non-reprehensible way, AND recruiting a larger class will happen with an eye towards what positions we'll really need in the coming years under a new coach.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Also made out of potatoes||
If I knew it was going to be this kind of party . . .
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Seconded||
At this point, he looks best if he returns to Stanford, proclaiming that nothing he's seen can even come close, and that no matter how much money San Fran throws his way there is just nothing to compare to working with the Cardinal.
And then he needs to coach there for the rest of his career, or at least until he bags a couple of championships.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Actual news!||
|2 years 21 weeks ago||As the kids say, "I know, right?"||
I haven't had the courage to mess around with fumbles yet; I've been putting Denard around 200 passing and 80 rushing, with Vincent chipping in about 50 and getting happy results.
Having read many of BlueSeoul's game notes, I feel that MSU might chip in enough unforced errors to counterbalance the unforced errors that our offense makes.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Maybe.||
I forgot that some stuff on ESPN is limited.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||It wouldn't change mine,||
not that my opinion matters anyway. As for the rest of the board, I'm guessing each side has reasons that any result can be fit into the existing viewpoint. We all get pretty good at playing up the things that help us argue our points and explaining away data that might tend to support the opposite side.
My opinion is what it is in part because I have had the immeasurable blessing of learning quite a bit about coaching from a top-notch coach. He is a program builder. He is phenomenal at getting average kids to buy in, believe, work hard, and earn success. I was privileged to work with him in starting one program on the path to dominance.
As I took my first head coaching job last year, he advised me to take heart in the small successes and not be discouraged by the appearance of slow or non-existent progress. After years of 'start dynasty, rinse, repeat', he advised me that "The first two years anywhere suck".
Incidentally, it was in year three that the school at which we worked together took its first title.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Since jumping off of the Denard||
for Heisman train May has been solidly on the Cam Newton bandwagon, even debating Holtththth on multiple occasions about the reasonableness of giving the Heisman to somebody against whom no allegations have (yet) been proven.
Purely guesswork here, but I would surmise that May has little love for the Big Ten due to the fact that the conference has consistently overshadowed Pitt and the rest of the Big East.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Leaving the most benefit||
to those who are financially farthest and morally closest to bankruptcy.
Better to be known for a cloud of dust or a mudpit?
|2 years 21 weeks ago||True.||
Especially given the season Ole Miss had, it looks as though the loss of Masoli was addition by subtraction.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Each offense||
counts as 1/100th of a chance. With the zero tolerance policy, everybody gets one chance.
Fractional chances are rounded down.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||To paraphrase Chris Rock (NNOCR),||
I'm not saying it was the right thing to do, but I certainly understand doing it!. I like to think that the next time he begins to talk smack after a team victory, this individual will begin to stutter and twitch.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||The sealed flap of the envelope||
smells faintly of freshly mowed grass.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Word.||
Acid washed with a partial elastic waistband, if I'm not mistaken. That there is some high-class livin'.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||This seems absurd from the outset.||
I would be among a sizable contingent of folks with Bruno-esque surprised faces if UConn defeats, never mind "handles" Oklahoma. That being said, if they do win, it probably says more about UConn than Michigan. It says that they made a lot of progress from Sept. 4 to now. They did not play like a particularly strong team on that day. Although I could be wrong, I would surmise that they'll have to play like a remarkably good team to come away with a win against the Sooners.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Wat||
in da phuque is an "articule"? why isnt i havin one like you said cuz that would b e PIMP.
/loose grasp of the English language
|2 years 22 weeks ago||But your greviance||
makes piggy-backing so easy. Am I supposed to come up with mis-spellings on my own? Sicne I never make typographical or speling mistakes I have to wait for others to generate content in order for me to post.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Watch out for BGSU.||
Coach Clawson will have them in fighting shape before too much longer.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||What?||
Didn't he get the memo about the new TPS sheet protocol?
|2 years 22 weeks ago||diet 7up (pomegranate)||
|2 years 22 weeks ago||There you go||
clouding the issue with relevant facts. Such clear insights and background information do nothing but sully the clarity of my initial glimpse of the situation. A glimpse of any given situation provides more than enough information for me to develop and broadcast an opinion that will be rife with indignation and replete with swear words. What a buzzkill.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Your silly little "focus group"||
invention will never catch on! There's never any reason to ask a representative sample of a population what they think prior to rolling something out!
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Yin.||
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Despite your caveat||
I take heart in the non-pressured bad decision pick. Because sometimes, we also do the no pressure thing on D.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||RR would be||
tougher to bring down than your average yak, even at such close range.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Optimism?||
It seems as though MSU allows opportunities for success. I hope that our offense executes better than it did at moments, and is able to seize these.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||They'll||
never see it coming.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Whether or not the Jets hesitated,||
they are now contemplating at least temporarily replacing him due to his recent precipitous drop in performance; this drop may be caused in part by his relatively small hands and relative inexperience playing in harsh conditions. Since he is my fantasy quarterback, I am a bit sensitive to this.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Hey, why not.||
Individual comments heard by individual kids might be likened to a snowflake twisting through the cold air and gently settling on a roof. Enough snowflakes landing in the same spot can effect some impressive changes.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||How's this:||
Brady Hoke. Guaranteed.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||That joke is garbage.||
Clean up your act.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Uh, yeah, we were to understand there would be punch and pie?||
Yeah, there isn't any.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||You ought to be||
udderly ashamed of yourself for trying to milk that for even more bad puns.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||You're new here,||
so to help you out I'll suggest that you find a dictionary and the shift key. Calling somebody "retarted" undermines your opinion to a fair extent.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Funny,||
but be nice to Joe Flacco, Tim Hightower, and the many other FCSers from the A10.
EDIT: meant as a reply to Blue in SB's comment about relegation.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Off the top of my head||
I'm curious as to whether the user name beginning with phoneticized "disease" and ending with Sparta is intentional or not. I get the reference he's trying to make, but maybe punning is within his intellectual capacity. Then again, maybe it's just the delightful yet untintended result of "cleverness".
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Tying threads together||
So, Jesus should NOT be the one watching over the young child, then?
|2 years 23 weeks ago||True||
Since kids will keep making mistakes, and since not all will show measured discretion in these instances, can we just make a "no crucifying" rule? I think it's a reasonable rule; crucifying is a really painful, barbaric way to treat humans. It's hard to justify crucifixion as the best method of punishment given all the other options we have at our disposal.
Cross Humor Resistance
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Nice thought.||
I'm going with kerosene and bleach on the rocks. If I end up in heaven, that'll be sweet. If I end up in hell, I'll feel similar to the way I do now.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||It's easy when the sun is shining||
but thanks for having the gumption and moxie to persevere through the darker November days in relatively good humor. Those of us who write frequently to a broad audience have a special appreciation for your determination to bring us what we crave while balancing realism, optimism, the contemplation that it all might end and that would be OK, and so many other overwhelming emotions.
You are the man.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Grapefruit juice and seltzer||
Rasslin' practice in the morning. Ask me again at 11:00 tomorrow morning.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||So||
looking at the picture pages (or the film), what specifically don't you like about this potential adjustment?
|2 years 26 weeks ago||A difference in philosophy||
Offensive philosophy - a ballcarrier should make an unblocked man miss.
Defensive philosophy - an unblocked man should make the tackle.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Adjusting to the math||
So, spitballing here BUT -
Do we imagine that Michigan might have or be currently inserting an adjustment to this numbers game? Immediately popping into my head is a combo of this play and our QB lead which I believe RR has mentioned as one of the staples of the offense in its current incarnation.
Play starts the same, but after pulling the ball, Denard keeps and follows Smith. QB/RB mesh point forces 35 to stay outside and contain, if even for a split second. All blocking remains the same, except that Smith is a lead blocker on 45 instead of a ball carrier.
Crease + Dilithium = Lots of cheering, even on rainy, blustery days.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||I stand||
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Am I the only one||
who hates that goddamn siren?
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Thanks HemP for explaining.||
I didn't think we had to win the turnover battle to beat Purdue.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Thank god for this.||
Otherwise it would be an NBA evening. And really, what better Wednesday evening rivalry is there for a Findlay kid than UT BGSU?
|2 years 26 weeks ago||That (about TO margin)||
is what I thought going into the Illinois game. Happily, I was wrong.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Yup.||
I am convinced that a conspiracy about _________ exists, so I will comb footage and find something obscure and relatively unimportant, and then edit create a video showing an example of the nefariousness. THEN you will know that the whole team is nothing but a band of cheaters whose only chance at victory is the total obliviousness of the refs.
This, and not phantom defensive holding calls.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Agreed.||
It's about effort. He has tried his best, and often has been the best we've had to trot out there. And against Purdue, he even made some nice plays. I even saw him make a tackle within two yards of the LOS!
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Most likely you're right.||
On the other hand, I thought we would at least need to be even in turnovers to beat Illinois. I was wrong. I guess we'll find out in a few weeks.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Some might argue||
that this post has its roots in the recruitment of the receiver who currently holds the single game receiving record at the University of Michigan.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Just spitballing here||
How about we make a big drive to get folks to donate through beveled guilt this week, and some of the proceeds will go to the worthy cause of an HD box for WH?
|2 years 28 weeks ago||It helps the ticker||
to know what to watch and what to fast-forward.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Well stated.||
Only giving up 23 to Mizzou looks a lot more impressive now than it did at the time. And if their offense could've threatened OSU's D, they had a chance there. I disagree slightly about your Tolzien comparison. If Sconsin has Tolzien do his best Chappell impression, it could be problematic.
For the time being though, ain't no clouds in sight.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Your roots||
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Evening game for me:||
a replay of the game. There's a reason God invented the DVR.